This trend has only increased now that institutional investors have begun to see the potential in responsible investments, and today RI accounts for nearly 76% of institutional assets in Canada3.
Retail investors are increasingly aware of ESG issues, and most are ready to invest a portion of their portfolios in RI4.
It’s time we start talking about it!
The returns on responsible investments are just as good–and sometimes better–as those on traditional investments.
In 90% of instances, factoring in ESG had a neutral or positive impact on returns, according to an analysis of 2000 studies published since 19705.
When you look at the long-term performance numbers, it’s clear that responsible investment products are a wise choice.
RI now represents 50.6% of Canada's investment industry9.
82% of investors would like to invest in RI and a majority of them said they would like more than half of their portfolio allocated to RI4.
As a leader in the field, Desjardins offers one of the most comprehensive lines of responsible investment products in Canada. Offer your clients portfolios that consist entirely of responsible investments and aim for sustainable returns.
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Desjardins’s responsible investment product line offers an exceptionally broad range of RI strategies.
Businesses operating in controversial sectors are excluded.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are incorporated to guide security selection and management.
Companies with top ESG performance are included.
Allows investors to influence companies and encourage them to improve their practices.
We select top companies in sectors that are directly related to an ESG factor (available for certain products).
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The Desjardins Funds are not guaranteed, their value fluctuates frequently, and their past performance is not indicative of their future returns. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns of the date of the present document including changes in securities value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not consider sales, redemption, distribution or other optional charges, or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The Desjardins Funds are offered by registered dealers.